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I showed how I'd improve the bottom line and beat 140 other applicants.
Date: August 8, 2001

Thank you, Nick Corcodilos!

I spent nine months working in a job that made me miserable my first day. I only accepted it to avoid the endless job search and was under the impression that you weren't supposed to like your first job out of college anyway. I realized how unhappy I was and left the job thinking things couldn't get any worse.

After months with no luck job searching, I was beginning to doubt what I had thought was a good decision. I sent out countless resumes and painstakingly-written cover letters that followed the rules of every job search book. Nothing. I started reading a different book on cover letters and other books that prepared me to answer the top five hundred questions a trained human resources jockey would ask me.

After a couple of unsuccessful interviews, I started to think that the answers in the books I read were wrong. I didn't know I was supposed to do the job.

The rules I was taught by my school's career center didn't work, so I figured I had nothing to lose by trying your methods. The hiring manager was impressed that I called to ask him what his biggest problems were and set up an interview. I presented my ideas on how I planned to improve the bottom line and beat out 140 other applicants.

While I read the stories from other Ask the Headhunter followers on the Thank You, Masked Man pages, I hoped that I would have a happy ending to my job search too. Today was my first day. I can't wait to go to work tomorrow.

Your site is an inspiring place for job hunters, unless they are human resources "professionals".

All the best to you, and thanks for the sage advice.

Best regards,

Boston, MA



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